Kinekt seat post + Specialized 'Mirror' seat

GuruUno

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fair enough! service certainly varies from place to place. but i'm curious why you'd have the shop install a saddle. i'd guess the problem would have been avoided if you did it yourself!
When announced, I ordered. When arrived at the LBS, and I went to pick it up, it was offered to me to be installed. Sure I said, thank you, and even gave him a $20 tip for being so nice. Even torquing it to specs, etc., which is/was critical.
 

mschwett

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USA
When announced, I ordered. When arrived at the LBS, and I went to pick it up, it was offered to me to be installed. Sure I said, thank you, and even gave him a $20 tip for being so nice. Even torquing it to specs, etc., which is/was critical.

yes, correct torque is absolutely critical for carbon rails! i have about 8k miles on my two mirror saddles, once torqued properly zero issues.
 

mschwett

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USA
But, did you use the referenced "different" clamps?

yes, of course. it says right up front in the instructions. if i recall there's even a picture.

it's also completely obvious when you try and clamp it that the clamping surface and the clamped surface are a different shape! not beating a dead horse here, but this is not some kind of secret.
 

GuruUno

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yes, of course. it says right up front in the instructions. if i recall there's even a picture.

it's also completely obvious when you try and clamp it that the clamping surface and the clamped surface are a different shape! not beating a dead horse here, but this is not some kind of secret.
I am now educated, but the LBS manager who installed it is/was not.
 

mschwett

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USA
I am now educated, but the LBS manager who installed it is/was not.

definitely a fail on their part. i wonder if they even looked at the instructions? or if they'd ever installed a carbon rail seat before. i am pretty sure they're very often elliptical.